Published December 5, 1984; Revised March 13, 1990.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Terebinthina laricina, larch turpentine.
Terebinthina veneta, Venetian turpentine.
The balsam of Larix decidua Miller [Fam. Pinaceae], obtained by drilling into the trunks.
The balsam contains up to 20 percent essential oil.
Rheumatic and neuralgic discomforts, catarrhal diseases of the respiratory tract, furuncle.
Sensitivity to essential oils.
acute inflammation of the respiratory tract. Side Effects Topical application can cause allergic skin reactions, as has been observed with all balsams.
Liquid and semi-solid preparations 10 - 20 percent. Mode of Administration Embrocations in the form of ointments, gels, emulsions and oils.